‘Tis the season for gift giving and entertaining! We have several (read: several in one night!) parties to attend over the next few weeks, and I’ve been secretly planning what I’m going to send the kiddos at daycare.
Parties are somewhat easy, especially if you have a wine drinker in the mix. Thankfully, the hosts and hostesses of the parties were going to soon love wine. A bottle of wine makes a great hostess gift.
And it’s even better if you add an ugly sweater to that bottle (especially if you’re attending an ugly sweater party. You are SURE to win best-worst sweater prize!)
For my son’s daycare group, I decided to use these Christmas owl felt bags and run with ideas. I didn’t want to do a ton of candy (I’m dealing with my son’s dental issues already at the age of 3), but I needed something for ages 1 through 3. (The bags are technically not for children under the age of 3, but I also know the teacher isn’t going to let the kids have the bags without supervision.)
I made some finger puppets because what kid doesn’t love finger puppets? Best of all, they’re not holiday-specific. So if someone wants to play with a snowman in February, it’s legit. I also tossed in a couple of small candy canes because I’m not totally heartless. The kids deserve some sort of candy. Other ideas for these bags – a small pack of crayons, stickers or an ornament.
These would make great work gifts too – just fill with chocolates. (If you have a co-worker who doesn’t love chocolate, then you may have a bigger problem on your hands. Or you can grab a different kind of candy to fill the bags.) A gift card would also be a fun treat in these bags.
What is your go to hostess gift? Do you send small favors/gifts to your child’s class? (I only have to send 6, so it wasn’t an issue. I can imagine if it was 36, they would not have received handmade finger puppets!)
I was approached by Current Catalog to review some of their holiday products. I received the reindeer bottle sweaters and the felt bags for my opinions and no other compensation was exchanged. See my full disclosure page for the rundown.